Soil Nutrition

Long-term study will offer more data on cover crop benefits

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »

Penn State research projects awarded USDA organic agriculture grants

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

California to celebrate Healthy Soils Week

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently launched a webpage to promote the week-long Healthy Soils Week, December 2-6, 2019. CDFA, partner agencies and non-governmental groups have joined forces to promote awareness about the importance... more »

Rhizolizer named top biological tool for carbon removal, ag productivity

Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG), a certified B Corp and U.S.-based agtech startup, announced Nov. 14 hat Rhizolizer won Best New Biological Product of 2019 in the Crop Science Awards’ biostimulant category due to its... more »

California officials weight whole-orchard recycling

California Department of Food and Agriculture is currently seeking public comment on the inclusion of the Whole Orchard Recycling practice into its Healthy Soils Incentives Program. This management practice will be in addition to the... more »

Students study growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

Water district waste processed into ‘biofertilizer’

Lystek International recently reached an agreement with the Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District (VFWD) to manage a portion of its annual production of biosolids. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept undigested biosolids... more »

Locus AG announced new company certification

Locus Agricultural Solutions was recently certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet “the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.” The rigorous assessment reviewed how Locus AG’s operations and business model impact its workers,... more »


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